Welcome to the North Penn Planetarium

Thank you to all who have been joining us for our Community Programs this year.  Out next one is scheduled for March 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  This is our annual Music Under the Stars program in which the NPHS Orchestra will be providing some musical accompaniment to our astral viewing.  Weather permitting we will be viewing Jupiter, Venus and possibly the Orion Nebula through our planetarium telescopes.
If you can't make it on the 9th, join us on March 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm for Telescope 101.  During this program we will be learning the basics of how telescopes and binoculars work, which ones are better for different types of viewing and how to use the telescope you already own.
Clear Skies!
If you missed the solar eclipse on October 23, check out this link to some great videos of the event from Griffiths Observatory in California: Live Stream of Solar Eclipse
If you didn't get a chance to see the Lunar Eclipse on 10/8/2014, check out this streaming video from the Griffith Observatory in California:  Live Stream
Welcome back to another great year in the North Penn Planetarium!!  As the new school year is beginning we are excited to offer some new and exciting programs to the community.  Please check out our Community Page with the updated schedule.  Check back often for more updates on what is happening in the planetarium and in the sky!
The North Penn Planetarium is now on Twitter!  If you would like to learn about astronomy and get information on upcoming events in the planetarium here at North Penn, then follow us at @NPplanetarium!
The North Penn School District would like to welcome you to the North Penn Planetarium. Our planetarium features a state of the art 30 foot dome and can seat up to 57 people. We offer programming that caters to all ages featuring presentations that focus on such things as our changing night sky, the seasonal sun and the moon, as well as many other aspects of our sky.

If you have some questions for Mr. Bauman, the Planetarium Director, check out the Ask Mr. B! link on the left. You can also check out the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day by clicking on the NASA link on the left.   You will also find a link for a feedback form.  If you have attended a program at the planetarium, please take a few minutes to fill out the form so that we can hear about your experience and work to make our programs the most enjoyable and educational that we can.  Please check out the link to request use of the planetarium for a private function/group.  You will find information about our fee structure and the programs that we offer, as well as a form to submit for reserving the planetarium.  After you submit your form, I will be in touch as soon as I am able to confirm dates, times and the programing.

Keep checking back frequently as we continue to update our website!

See you in the stars!

James Bauman
Planetarium Director
Astronomy Teacher
North Penn Planetarium
Last Modified on March 2, 2015